You are here: Home » Current Affairs » Coronavirus » News
Business Standard

Odisha's coronavirus tally jumps to 259,541 with 2,604 fresh cases

Odisha's COVID-19 tally surged to 2,59,541 as 2,604 people tested positive for the disease, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,072

Topics
Coronavirus | Odisha

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

Coronavirus

Odisha's COVID-19 tally

surged to 2,59,541 on Wednesday as 2,604 people tested positive for the disease, while 15 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,072, a health department official said.

The state's quarantine centres reported 1,511 infections and the remaining cases were detected during contact tracing.

Khurda district, comprising state capital Bhubaneswar, recorded 385 new cases followed by Angul (216) and Cuttack (209).

"Regret to inform the demise of fifteen #COVID-19 positive patients while under treatment in hospitals," the Health and Family Welfare Department said on Twitter.

Cuttack registered three deaths, while the other fatalities were reported from Balasore, Boudh, Ganjam, Jajpur, Khurda, Kalahandi, Kendrapara, Kandhamal, Mayurbhanj, Puri, Rayagada and Sundargarh districts, the official said.

Ganjam district alone has so far accounted for 223 deaths, followed by Khurda (180) and Cuttack (91).

As many as 53 other COVID-19 patients have also lost their lives, but their deaths were due to other reasons, he said.

now has 25,428 active cases, while 2,32,988 patients have recovered from the disease.

The state has thus far conducted over 38.78 lakh sample tests, including 42,167 on Tuesday, the official added.

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.
We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

First Published: Wed, October 14 2020. 12:55 IST
RECOMMENDED FOR YOU